Kelly E. O'Donnell, JCD
Canon Lawyer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why contact a canon lawyer? If you need assistance or representation with any issue regarding the Catholic Church (i.e., annulments, fiscal mismanagement in a parish or diocese, religious congregation problems, sexual abuse, to name a few), you should contact a canon lawyer.


Do only Catholics have a need for a canon lawyer?  No, Catholics are not the only people who have issues that involve the Catholic Church or need to have their rights vindicated. Anyone can engage a canon lawyer when needed.


When should a canon lawyer be utilized as an expert witness? A canon lawyer should be engaged as an expert witness especially when there is a civil issue at large where a case can be heard simultaneously in the civil courts and the Catholic Church Tribunals.